Joyce and Jim Lavene
Hail ye, hail ye, and welcome to the Renaissance Faire
Village. Here, associate professor Jessie Morton spends her
summers honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or
serf whodunit. But when she comes for Christmas, will murder
mean a very unhappy holiday?
A NAUGHTY TOY MAKER BETTER WATCH OUT...
Jessie Morton is getting just what she wished for this
holiday season at the Renaissance Faire
Village—working as an apprentice to the new toy maker.
But when Chris Christmas is discovered dead just hours after
her arrival, Jessie’s holiday plans start to melt away.
Jessie can’t imagine who would want to silence the toy
maker, but apparently the red-cheeked Chris Christmas liked
toying with the ladies. Although it may be her shortest
apprenticeship ever, she wants to unwrap the truth before
word gets out in the village that it’s not safe to be
Santa—or one of his helpers...
Read an Excerpt
(A Renaissance Faire Mystery #5)
Berkley (Prime Crime), September 2012
304 pages Paperback
Also by Joyce and Jim Lavene:
A Haunting Dream, December 2012
A Spirited Gift, December 2011
Harrowing Hats, August 2011
A Touch of Gold, March 2011
Deadly Daggers, September 2010
A Timely Vision, May 2010
Ghastly Glass, September 2009
A Corpse for Yew, May 2009
Wicked Weaves, September 2008
Perfect Poison, May 2008
Poisoned Petals, May 2007
Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, May 2006
Pretty Poison, May 2005
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